The claim is hidden in a long article about some other ... uhm delicate ... myths surrounding Hitler here:

according to a former comrade of Hitler's from the trenches, Hans Mend, his comrades used to put boot blacking on the future Fuhrer's penis when he was asleep in the trenches, which Dr Machtan describes as 'evidently a common occurrence' in the German army in the Great War.

  • Without actual knowledge of the matter, it seems to me that it is rather unlikely that this wouldn't wake one up.
    – Erik
    Commented Mar 13, 2013 at 15:39
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    @Erik Before or while shinning? Commented Mar 13, 2013 at 17:37


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